Checkmate! Today, I felt like I could jog forever. I started out slow - even slow for me. I think I was just lucky, because it is very hard for me to sense what pace I am jogging. And when I say slow for me, I mean it! How about a 14:01 mile pace (4.28 mph)? I did two out and backs on my home trail without stopping, and then a little over half way back for 2.14 miles total:
(Thanks to Google Earth for this mapping capability!)
I took a leisurely 26.5 minutes for the 2 out and backs, and another 3.5 minutes to go back just past the bridge (pictured in my previous post). That's 30 minutes, and I could have easily done more! The good part about going slow, aside from the encouraging aspect of being able to do it enjoyably, is that I can look forward to a lot of PRs in the near term.
My lower legs are a bit sore. The asphalt, its unevenness, and the little baby ups and downs, make my calves believe I'm in week 3. But, it feels like a good sore - like I did something. I'm hoping Wednesday's weather will be good. I like that little trail. Also, I can't wait for the clocks to spring forward so it will be daylight at my normal time to get home.